Pipers Kilt....superb no more!
Coming from a longtime piper kilt fan, I think that unless they change their act immediately, their days of being a top Westchester burger are over!
Three out of the last 4 burgers we have had there where medicore at best....terrible and dry at worst. This fiasco started about a year and a half ago when they decided to change to coated fries (a travesty in foodieville), the burgers have gone steadily downhill since! I did have on time a few months ago that they seemed to redeem themselves...but I must say the meal I had there last night with some out of town cousins was ATROCIOUS.
The burgers where ALL overcooked, much smaller than in years past, not juicy in the slightest! Even the bacon was dry and seemed to suffer from the dreaded grill laziness. Fries where the typical coated useless mess!
This is not easy for me to say being a huge Kilt fan and supported but they are off my list!!!
Slightly off-topic, but I'd like to know why the OP considers the "coated fries" to be "a travesty in foodieville."
Sure, they're not fresh-cut fries, but coated fried potato products can be mighty tasty. (I'm referring to the french fries which're coated with potato starch.)
Of course, this restaurant's burgers and/or technique need work. I just want to know why the "coated fries" contribute to the problem.
I think a lot of purists/foodies will agree that coated fries are not nearly as good as very crispy normal fries and not even close to the hand-cut variety. I think Coated fries are fine for fast food places but they have no place in a mecca like pipers kilt used to be.
I am not saying that they aren't tasty...I am saying that they arent considered "top of the line" french fries.
Pipers Kilt never had amazing fries like some other burger havens, but they used to have very high quality fresh "chip" style french fries. The fact that they switched to the cheaper and more generic coated fast food fries, is an example on how they are cutting corners.
Agree 100%. What was once a burger destination has really slid over the past year or so. I've posted before on other threads about this. In the past I never cared about the horrid service because the burgers were so damn good, but (like you) 3 out of the past 4 burgers were mediocre, overcooked, or served with the wrong toppings. Now the focus moves to the waitstaff who are apathetic at best. I truly hope they can get things worked out and re-establish themselves. 'Til then I'm stickin with my go-to's in Greenwich, Westport, and Fairfield.
433 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY